Issues and Debates - Holism and Reductionism

A theory which proposes that it only makes sense to study an indivisible system rather than splitting it into parts
Holism
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the belief that human behaviour is best explained by breaking it down into smaller parts
Reductionism
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a form of splitting into parts which attempts to explain social and psychological phenomena at a lower biological level
Biological reductionism
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the attempt to explain all behaviour inn terms of stimulus-response links that have been learned through experience
environmental reductionism
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researchers form this country did lost of work on reductionism and holds in the 1920s-1930s
Germany
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the belief that human behaviour is best explained by breaking it down into smaller parts

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a form of splitting into parts which attempts to explain social and psychological phenomena at a lower biological level

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the attempt to explain all behaviour inn terms of stimulus-response links that have been learned through experience

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researchers form this country did lost of work on reductionism and holds in the 1920s-1930s

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